Style: Belgian pale ale
This is brewed at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium and has been ever since it was released around a decade ago. It is produced with champagne yeast and then hopped with whole American Amarillo and Simcoe cones. This was the first beer Omnipollo produced and still remains one of their core beers to this day. It was originally called Leon (named after Henoks son) but it had to be changed to due to copyright reasons in 2019. As it was Omnipollos original beer, it is an important step in their evolution, so of course I had to have this beer in the tasting!
As soon as this was poured, the head frothed up quickly and produced a thick, bubble bath white foam that lasted for a long time. It was pale golden in colour with a slight haze. The aroma was fragrant, with hits of honey, grain and yeast topped off with a pleasant floral, spicy note. The taste was similar to the aroma, was a medium carbonation and body noted upon sipping. Lemon citrus notes coupled nicely with the Belgian yeast, cloves, herbs, coriander and even a hint of peach in the background. The alcohol was present but not negatively, rounded off the beer nicely when combined with the drying, citrus after-taste.
This beer is a classic in the Swedish craft brewing scene. It is a very nice example of the style and a perfect sized bottle to share among friends at a party. Light and fragrant yet packed full of flavour, I’m sure I will still be enjoying this beer in another decade.